Operations Manager – Regional Sites

Bickford's Australia
162 Cross Keys Road
Salisbury South, SA 5106
08 8182 1813 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Moderate Domestic Travel
Job Description
Reporting to the Operations Manager and based at our support centre in Salisbury South, this key senior leadership position is responsible for driving the end to end operations and supply chain for regional agricultural and manufacturing sites, focussing on quality, efficiencies and cost effect operations.

Key responsibilities include being accountable for the performance of all operational activities and functions, including compliance with regulatory requirements, ensuring high operating efficiency by establishing short and longer term department plans, objectives and strategies, creating guidelines for production schedules, being actively involved in new product development and developing team structures to effectively run the sites.

The role is accountable for ongoing business improvements, across regional sites and will be a key participant in operational planning and review processes, ensuring they are robust and adding value to the business.

The position has 5 direct reports and 18 indirect reports. Regular travel including interstate will be required as the current portfolio consists of 2 distilleries one in SA and the other in QLD, a brewery, winery, vineyards and pomegranate farm in SA.

Job Requirements
To be successful you will have operations/manufacturing experience, specifically in wine, food and or beverage industry, thrive working in an environment that is dynamic, fast paced and evolving, have proven leadership skills, coupled with demonstrated experience in developing a collaborative workplace culture.
Robust communication and relationship skills are essential as is the ability to think strategically with a strong commercial focus.
Tertiary qualifications in supply chain, operations, technical or project management, coupled with proven success in a similar level position, within an FMCG environment, is paramount.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Make Wines Australia
162 Cross Keys Road
Salisbury South SA 5106
The Bickfords group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries.

The team at Bickford’s are proud to offer the highest quality beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickfords group of companies strive to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and passion.

The Bickford’s Australia business unit focuses on the non-alcohol portfolio and includes Australia’s number 1 premium cordial range, originally produced in 1874 and a treasured part of Australia’s heritage. Known for our prize winning cordials and traditional style sodas, the range has grown to include a unique portfolio of contemporary and traditional products including premium juices, soft drinks and syrups. The values of quality and integrity that formed the original Bickford’s vision remain true today and exist in every Bickford’s product.

Vok is our alcohol beverage unit. It has consistently been one of Australia’s fastest growing beverage companies. We own and manufacture a highly awarded portfolio of brands across wine, cider, spirits and ready to drink products. Vok has built a reputation for building brands and returning brands to growth.

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